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    Re: Should women be allowed to serve in combat roles in the military?

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    Changes 1960-1995

    The evolution of the Infantry after 1960 followed the general evolution of the Army.

    Starts step by step the rearrangement of Infantry Units with the entry of new material and means aiming at the confrontation of existing threat and achieve the creation of an Army of quality and no quantity.
    In the last decade, a number of Infantry Battalions, Regiments and Divisions have been mechanized. The today’s picture of the Infantry Units shows that the Infantry is being modernized and steadily marches in the creation of an Arm capable to manage the modern threats wherever they emanate (ensuring the national space – asymmetrical threats) and provide successful subscription in Peace Support Operations with EU and NATO Forces.

    HISTORIC EVOLUTION OF THE INFANTRY

    "Arms and equipment including gun systems in the Indian artillery are available in adequate quantity,” said Anthony. “[However] modernisation of artillery, which entails replacement of the equipment of older technology, is an on-going process and is being given priority to ensure that the artillery remains equipped with modern weapons systems," he said.

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    Everything changes. That which does not change is dead.
    The barrel of a Bradley main gun weighs 100 pounds. The standard is that a soldier should be able to dismount the barrel without assistance. The feeder weighs 60 pounds and a soldier is to be able to lift it, hunched over, turn to the right and set it on the floor of the turrent, without assistance. The lower receiver weighs 75 pounds and a soldier is to be able to slide it out of the gun well, across his lap and out the turrent door, with only the assistance of another soldier taking the other end and laying it on the hull floor.

    Even mech infantry is very physical. Although, physical ability isn't really the reason that females aren't allowed to serve in combat arms units. You've been told that time and again.
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    Re: Should women be allowed to serve in combat roles in the military?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Santorum says no, they should be banned. So do many other Republicans. What say you?
    I'm all for females serving in all female combat arms units.
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    Re: Should women be allowed to serve in combat roles in the military?

    Quote Originally Posted by katiegrrl0 View Post
    I agree with Goshin the issue gets tiresome. I don't see why they should not have the same requirements as males
    If females were forced to meet the same physical requirements as males, they would be dropping like flies and the femi-nazis would be screaming bloody murder.



    and if in the military they should be in combat positions.
    It's not just about ability. Hygene, unit cohesion and discpline are priorities.
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    Re: Should women be allowed to serve in combat roles in the military?

    Again, Women have been fighting in battle with men side by side. Fighting against men. Since the Beginning of Time.

    As technology improves so to does the Soldier whether they be men or women. Arguing the merits if women are equal to the task in being strong enough. Having the stamina and or strength to carry equipment and a full grown man who may have some equipment on him to. Is a mute point. The technology of tomorrow will define one's ability to, and for combat.

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    While American soldiers get in shape stateside-- with a slew of aerobic exercises, a soldier of the future could soon be seen on the battlefield. It's called an exoskeleton and by stepping inside this robotic exterior-- a soldier can easily perform feats that years ago could only be seen in science fiction movies.....snip~

    I believe this will equalize the strength and stamina issues. Note the exo will be closed and armored as well. Creating a stronger, faster, and smarter soldier.

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    Re: Should women be allowed to serve in combat roles in the military?



    This is a fully armed and clothed Soldier. The Exo is Lockheed's vision of the Future for the Foot-Soldier.

    Any excuses now why a woman should not be used for armed combat?

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    Re: Should women be allowed to serve in combat roles in the military?



    This guy created a fully armored Exo and has been showing this model to the US Military and L.E.'s all across the country. The suit can stand up to a shot gun blast. Including an Elephant Gun. I am guessing 50Cal.

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    Re: Should women be allowed to serve in combat roles in the military?

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Again, Women have been fighting in battle with men side by side. Fighting against men. Since the Beginning of Time.

    As technology improves so to does the Soldier whether they be men or women. Arguing the merits if women are equal to the task in being strong enough. Having the stamina and or strength to carry equipment and a full grown man who may have some equipment on him to. Is a mute point. The technology of tomorrow will define one's ability to, and for combat.

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    While American soldiers get in shape stateside-- with a slew of aerobic exercises, a soldier of the future could soon be seen on the battlefield. It's called an exoskeleton and by stepping inside this robotic exterior-- a soldier can easily perform feats that years ago could only be seen in science fiction movies.....snip~

    I believe this will equalize the strength and stamina issues. Note the exo will be closed and armored as well. Creating a stronger, faster, and smarter soldier.
    This is exactly what I have been saying, technology will at some point make it possible, but that is not good enough for some. For now according to all the data and research it is not in the best interest of our ground combat forces.
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    Re: Should women be allowed to serve in combat roles in the military?

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post


    This guy created a fully armored Exo and has been showing this model to the US Military and L.E.'s all across the country. The suit can stand up to a shot gun blast. Including an Elephant Gun. I am guessing 50Cal.
    It is far to cumbersome for military duty. The cost and maintenance would also probably be prohibitive. Police on the other hand could get good use out of something like that. Maybe one or two for SWAT etc.
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    Re: Should women be allowed to serve in combat roles in the military?

    if they have the skills, the strength, and the guts, there is NO logical or rational reason to keep women out of combat.

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    Re: Should women be allowed to serve in combat roles in the military?

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    This is a fully armed and clothed Soldier. The Exo is Lockheed's vision of the Future for the Foot-Soldier.

    Any excuses now why a woman should not be used for armed combat?
    well, for one, obviously, because we do not have these; and in an environment where we are dramatically slashing the DOD budget, we are unlikely to have them at any point in the next decade or two.

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